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Devils Dual in ASU vs. Duke Second Round Matchup

Apr 30, 2021

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- The Sun Devils defeated the Saints in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and now they're set to compete in a Devil vs. Devil second round showdown. The Arizona State soccer team (9-5-2, 5-4-2) faces the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, May 1 at 12 p.m. EST/9 a.m. MST on ESPN 3.

The match is available to stream on the ESPN app or online through Watch ESPN. 

ASU dominated Siena in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday morning with aggressive offensive pressure earning four goals in 10 shots on goal. Lucy Johnson and Olive Jones both collected a goal and assist in the 90 minutes of play. 

Earning a first round bye after playing several non-conference games in the spring, the Duke Blue Devils are the No. 9 overall seed for the dance on grass. The ACC powerhouse played its regular season in the fall, going 10-5-3

ASU finished the regular season in the middle of the Pac-12 Conference table after being picked last in the Preseason Coaches Poll. The team collected monumental Conference wins against reigning national champions Stanford, No. 3 UCLA. and USC, becoming only the fourth team in history to beat those three teams in a single season.  

The Pac-12 Conference is well represented in the 2020 NCAA Tournament. ASU is one of four Pac-12 teams participating in the second round of the Tournament along with No. 3 seed UCLA, No. 8 seed USC and Washington. 

SHOW ME THE FACTS

  • Alexia Delgado, Lieske Carleer, Nicole Douglas, and Jazmine Wilkinson earned All-Pac-12 nominations last week.
  • ASU is in the top-three in all major statistical categories: assists per game, fouls per game, PPG, scoring offense, shots on goal per game, total assists, and total points.
  • • The squad boasts accurate, offensive prowess, leading the Pac-12 Conference with a .494 shot accuracy.
  • Nicole Douglas continues to lead the team in game-winning goals (4), goals per game (.56), points per game (1.31), shot accuracy (.536), shots per game (3.50), shots on goal per game (1.88), total
  • goals (9), and total points (21). Her nine goals are second in the Pac-12.
  • Giulia Cascapera's 52 saves this season is seventh in the conference
  • Alexia Delgado's six assists leads the team and is tied for second in the Pac-12.
  • The Sun Devils' high press style saw them send 207 shots in the regular season - third-most in the Pac-12 behind UCLA and UW.
  • Seniors Jessica Hale reached 47 career games, Olive Jones boasted 63, and Lara Barbieri finished the regular season with 13. All three seniors have decided to return next season.